Saturday, June 27, 2009

Potato Cake

this is an easy one, adapted from Easy Stir 'N Bake Cakes!

i got the recipe from KWF.

it's an ideal recipe for people who don't have much time to bake. i did this in the morning for weng, was going to visit her in the afternoon. it took me just an hour plus to get it baked ;)

hope u recover soon weng!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Durian Bavarios Cake

happy 25th birthday to you!

baked a durian bavarios cake for him, pretty challenging and tedious! some hiccups here and there, the deco wasn't very pretty...but still satisfied with the end product :)

i adapted the recipe from aunty yochana. made some changes here and there. the original recipe is available here. as always the recipe is a keeper :)

i used 3 slices of sponge for this one so that i can stuff more of the durian mousse inside!

happy happy birthday!

Durian Bavarios Cake
Adapted from Aunty Yochana's Durian Bavarios Cake

Vanilla Sponge cake:

100 g top flour
30 g cornflour
25 g water
1 tsp Baking powder
5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
80g sugar
10 g ovalette (cake stabilizer)
50 g cornoil

Durian Mousse filling:

400 g Durian flesh
250 g fresh milk
40 g sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 eggs
15 g Gelatine Powder
40 g water
300 g whipped cream - (Pour N Whip)


1) For vanilla sponge cake, whisk all the ingredients together except the cornoil until thick and fluffy. Add in cornoil and mix till well blended. Pour mixture into 3 - 9" square trays. You can also pour it into 2 trays for a thicker sponge. Bake for 15 to 20 mins. at 175 deg C till cooked.
2) For durian mousse: Boil milk with sugar till sugar dissolves. Whisk eggs and salt lightly and pour in the hot milk mixture. Add in durian flesh and mix till smooth. Off the heat and let it cool completely.
3) Mix gelatine powder with water and let it sit for 5 mins. Microwave for 20 secs. then add into the durian mixture.
4) Whisk whip cream till fluffy. Fold into the durian mixture. Divide mixture into 2 portions.
5) Spread 1 portion of durian mousse onto 1 slice of sponge cake. Then spread the durian mousse again and then top up with the second slice of sponge cake and cover with the last layer of sponge. Chill in the fridge till set.
6) Decorate cake as desired. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Guys ;)

to wenphei, lung kwan and kang,

happy birthday ;)

it was my first time making such a huge cake. a mango chiffon cake covered with whipped cream and topped with mango and longans.

and i've got to admit chiffon cakes aren't easy to make. after subsequent failures :( some parts of the cake was actually hollow for this one opps! and since i had no more time to make another cake, clever me went to patch up those hollow parts with this.

but anyhow, it turned out decent enough ;)

at least kit volunteered to finish up almost a quarter of the cake. haha. give me face!

happy birthday guys, tis' probably the last cake i'm gonna bake for 17th mc.

to cblc's 17th main comm:

thank you for being my guinea pigs for the past year (and being my biggest sponsors! haha), giving me excuses to bake amidst my stressful final year undergraduate life, appreciating my amateur baking skills haha ;p and watching me improve with every bake? haha or is it!

bake-me-happy wouldn't have had been so lively and merry without you guys! cheerios :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mango Chiffon Cake

everything seemed so perfect after i took it out of the oven...


it plopped like 2 hours into cooling..

and my heart plopped too ;(

the texture of the cake was good thou..must have been my error somewhere along..

i have to rebake another one tomorrow!

anyw i adapted this recipe from an orange chiffon cake recipe obtained from here. i'm sure it's a good recipe, gonna try making it again ;)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Double Choc Cake

i finally did some baking!

i've been enjoying myself so much ever since the exams were over.

and i'm so glad i've graduated! woohoo ;p

we had a mini gathering at my prof's house yesterday. and i baked a double choc cake; something easy and probably wun go wrong after having not baked anything for soooo long.

i was really nervous when the cake was in the oven haha.

yea it was successful! a super chocolatey cake adapted from M.eats. reduced the sugar as usual, and omitted the choc chunks and instead did a choc ganache coating on it. glad everyone loved it :)

apple/mango strudel and doughnuts courtesy of shinhui!

we all had a good time and i'm glad our relationship with each other doesn't cease with the end of final year projs and dreadful labs ;p

on another note, i'm really lucky to have had dr zhao as my fyp supervisor! hope everything goes well for her as she takes on her 2nd batch of honours students next semester ;)